Mrs.NA

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About Mrs.NA

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday June 16

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Halifax
  • Age
    32

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Michel Gagner
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-07
  • Start Weight
    252
  • Current Weight
    191.7
  • Goal Weight
    140
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    30
  • Surgery Date
    09/08/2017
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. I too hated the crushing of the pills. Life improved greatly since I started to take them whole. Just in case you’re not allowed to do this yet, I did find that sugar free pudding was the best for masking the nasty, nasty taste of them.
  2. 3 months post op update

    Thank you guys <3
  3. 3 months post op update

    So I did my full measurements and I’m a little shocked. Lost inches goes: Bust - 7 Waist -10 hips - 7.5 wrists - .75 forearms - 2 upperarms - 3 thighs - 11.25 calf - 4 neck - 1.5 bum - 7 for a total of 54” off my body in 57.7lb and I’m also in onederland! It feels great. It also feels like I have not changed at all... but seeing these numbers feels great
  4. Hello everyone! So it has been 3 months since surgery and everything is going pretty well... I am now down 57.7lb since surgery in September and many inches (I’m not sure the exact total) including 9 inches off my waist. Sometimes im still having trouble figuring out how to eat and end up hurting myself. Sometimes it is extremely difficult to resist a chocolate or cookie and I cave (I’m working on this). My hair is falling out in amounts I was not quite prepared to see. And my 3 month blood work is done but not back yet. Overall would I do it again?... in a heartbeat, which I’m sure everyone here knows very well. Anyway, that’s all for now <3
  5. Too much to do

    So I’ve been volunteering at a local church for almost a year now serving people hot lunches almost every week. Over the summer I did cooking for a couple of the meals myself, and really enjoy helping.. so of course I offered to volunteer for the Christmas dinner this year. This is when I found out that the coordinator was stepping down this year and they were looking for her replacement. I remember my brain saying ‘no! That’s too much’ while my mouth was saying “sure, I’ll take it over”. So here we are a few weeks away and it’s kind of hitting me that I’ve never coordinated anything in my life, never been to the church Christmas dinner so have no idea what it will look like or how it functions, and I have 1 week to raise $1200 in order to give our regular patrons who are in need some gift cards for Christmas... oh yes... and I need to make sure 150 people get fed. Of course I’ll do my best, but just starting to feel a little overwhelmed with it all on little sleep and not much time for my real life with a spouse and two kids to think about. Thanks for letting me vent that TTF fam!
  6. Thank you @BurgundyBoy It really felt like it took forever... and I noticed that my stall was lasting extra long until I cut the carbs
  7. Lowering carbs and hitting gym is definitely good. Have you increased your fluid to make up for your gym routine? Also, are you taking any pain killers? Lack of fluid is a common cause of constipation and so are narcotics. It might still be your body getting used to everything new going on, but these are two things to watch out for.
  8. Odd symptoms?

    Just to chime in here a little, I did get lots of light headedness and nausea at this point after surgery. Especially if I was A) tired and needed to nap (your body still needs lots of rest as it’s healing) and B ) if I ate anything my body didn’t need, such as something with sugar. I hope you are feeling better soon!
  9. They are called Healthy Choice Simply here is a link http://www.healthychoice.com/simply-cafe-steamers I’ve found the ones with chicken and veg to be filling and good with that calorie:protein ratio that I love!
  10. @Gretta thank you for the cyber hugs. As much as I’d like to take your advice I am much more likely to hesitate on professional help. I’m going through old forums looking for information on depression after surgery. Seeing a lot about regrets, but I have no surgical regrets, I just don’t want to be me right now. I love my family, and absolutely want to leave everything else.
  11. As far as the food and weight loss goes I’m doing well. I have seemed to suddenly develop an extreme sadness where all I want to do is sit in a dark corner and cry. Hopefully that will pass.
  12. @Kio Glad to hear you are doing well. I recently found some of the frozen steamers with simple ingredients that have 28 grams of protein for 190 calories. I'm really enjoying them as a lunch in case you might be interested in giving that a try
  13. NSV of the Week - whats yours?

    My NSV of the week... I had to have a scope yesterday. During the check in part they check bp, hr, O2... I was about to tell the nurse she needed the larger cuff for my BP, but decided to let it go and it worked. My BP was checked using a regular sized cuff!
  14. Severe abdominal pain

    Ugh... feeling frustrated. There wasn't stricture, and the Dr who was doing it even found that the connection was a bit larger than usual. He said there was a spot that could have been an ulcer that healed, but that really doesn't explain recent pain. I now have to take more stomach medication because it could just be too acidic... I think I would have felt better if it was just a stricture. There is something about having pain that can't be seen that is just so frustrating :'(
  15. Severe abdominal pain

    Thank you, that is good to know. Fortunately I have an 'in' at the hospital here, so I will be able to get the scope at the end of the day. Hopefully that will mean I can eat and drink again soon